Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Puppies are not priceless.

 This is Pepper... She is the newest member of the Hicks family...
We decided it would be best to get her now, for a few reasons. However, That's another post...
Mike is on his way to pick her up right now. 

But one reason was money... I didn't want to spend the money on a dog right now. We were going to wait until we got into the new house to get one. But Mike said, We are going to be spending a lot of money when we move, and we aren't wanting to spend it then either, Lets just go ahead and do it now. Okay,
So, Thursday, We pay for the dog... Holy cow. So that's a lifetime investment. Okay, I'm over the sticker shock now... Monday comes a trip to the pet store to get everything a dog needs.
  • Crate
  • bedding
  • food
  • flea and tick junk
  • hair brush
  • toothbrush
  • food and water bowls 
  • treats
  • potty pads and mat
  • id tag
  • leash 
  • collar
  • eye drops
  • dental chews
  • vet trips
  • getting her chipped
  • getting her fixed... 
  • grooming
So you remember those old credit card commercials?
Dog-$ 2
Seeing your children meet their puppy for the first time = priceless....
Yeah, Cut the Crap. It is the farthest thing from priceless... It's very very expensive. Now, I understand that most of those things are a one time cost, However there are on going expenses. But you better believe that I am going to do everything in my power to make Pepper a budget friendly frugal little puppy.
For example, I was looking at the bedding in the pet store and they wanted $50 for some foam wrapped in fabric...literally that was all it was! INSANE! So, I started perusing online and came across a cute little doggie bedding set on Etsy... Well it was $93. Yeah that wasn't happening. So, I went to Joannes and got some foam cut, That cost me $10. I figured surely I had some leftover fabric and could scrounge something together. Yep, Sure enough, Some leftover Minky fabric and about a half a yard of scrap fabric, and voila! Oh, I did have to get a roll of ribbon that cost me $4. So for $14 compared to $50 or $93, Pepper should be nice and comfy.


  1. She is adorable. Can't wait to see her! You know how much I love dogs!

  2. She is adorable! You know how much I love dogs, can't wait to see her